Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.
The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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PLEASE NOTE This book contains alternate versions of a number of chapters - indicated by an alt after the file number.
The Zip files contain both versions of these chapters.
There are 2 versions of the M4Bs made , one containing the original files for these chapters, the other containing the alternate files for the chapters.
July 19, 2017 Subject:
Like fine wine.
Listening to the product that these readers have presented of this classic work is life enhancing! I experience excellence in multi medium such as Ken Burns with his "Civil War" and thank him for his special gift. The least of them are wonderful and the best of them are extraordinary. There is a top shelf with a short list of names like Frank Mueller and George Guidel and David Clarke belongs on that list.
March 13, 2017 Subject:
David is Magnifique
I can't think of anyone in the world I would rather have read to me. You are simply wonderful. I will be looking up everything you've ever done. I appreciate your unique presents ;) here more than I can say. Just precious!
May 8, 2016 Subject:
Look at what "BGDAVID" - David Clarke - said in Sep 2013 - and do it! His solo reading of this book is a masterpiece.
October 16, 2015 Subject:
My only problem...
They couldn't afford a $20 pop mic? Every "P" and "B" gives a wind pop, this is audio recording 101.
October 9, 2015 Subject:
I love this story, it rings true to my heart and soul. Revenge isn't ideal but sometimes in the worst of times it's all we have. Anyways "BGDAVID" is definitely the superior reader but this version is ok as well. I suggest trying either out and you will decide which you like more.
September 4, 2013 Subject:
There is an Alternative
I thought I would let people know that if they prefer a SOLO version of this audiobook, I have recently completed the project and it can be found on this site - Librivox and is listed as Version 3. The whole book is ready by one narrator, and I thought that seeing the reviews below that this might be preferable for some. The link for this version is http://archive.org/details/count_montecristo_1308_librivox
February 8, 2013 Subject:
This is a great book! It can be kind of slow at times, but it is still a really good book.
October 22, 2012 Subject:
it's such a great book, but unfortunately some of the readers really spoil the fun. they are really difficult to understand. they often read too fast.is there no check how it sounds?!?
October 9, 2012 Subject:
Say what you will, I was impressed with the quality of the readers. By and large, they were excellent and I appreciate the time they took to make this a positive and enjoyable experience.
May 21, 2012 Subject:
I read the book when young but only now do I realize what a wonderful book this is.
August 4, 2011 Subject:
Bad English? Yes, in the review, certainly.
Well, sir, I won't be telling you that you write good English. Please learn the difference between "their", "there" and "they're" and then come back and correct your review, preferably adding some punctuation. Then I shall be able to read it.
August 4, 2011 Subject:
this is a result of the new world order, it detracts from all the amazing readers on here, regardless of your handicap be it english as a second language a lisp you name it their on here, you go from absolutely amazing readers to people that you cannot make out one word of what there saying as well as having no intonation whatsoever, oh i forgot i am sorry they have a right to be on here they fact there terrible does not enter into it. when someone tells you you speak good english there being polite they do no mean it
August 1, 2011 Subject:
Did you notice that some of the chapters had alternate readings ? Inresponse to difficulties some listeners had, other Librivox readers have volunteered them time to give a choice .
July 30, 2011 Subject:
Great book poorly presented.
I agree with the other reviewers. Don't waste Your time with this one.
July 29, 2011 Subject:
A bit here and there
This book have been a favorite of mine for many years, but I have never read it in English, and decided I wanted to listen to it here. Unfortunatly it seems that the PL haven't done their job properly, because there are several chapters which have several issues. To many of the readers speak badly English, and several readers buthcer the French names. To many chapters have backround noise, speed readers(skipping-over-the-words-fast) and other issues that should have been easy enough to fix.
Edit: Chapter 115 cuts off very sudden, not really sure if it's actually finished or nor...
July 26, 2011 Subject:
Proof that librivox is for the readers, not the listeners
The recordings of Ana Simão are proof of the Librivox philosophy that Librivox is for the readers, not the listeners. While I admire and appreciate Ms. Simão's generosity in volunteering her time to read for Librivox, I have to say I found her reading exceedingly difficult to understand, and very frustrating to listen to. It's like listening to someone who is unable to pronounce certain vowel sounds or combinations of letters. At times she sounds almost as if she speaks with a lisp. In some instances I had to give up trying to understand her reading and instead read the text online. If you have the patience to listen to several of her recordings you will began to better understand her reading, but it is still frustrating. Whenever I began listening to a new chapter and discovered it was not her reading, I thought, "Thank God!"
January 25, 2011 Subject:
If you could let us know which chapters you found too loud we could see if they could be fixed if needed
January 23, 2011 Subject:
Sorry to say
Different readers with different pronunciations of names made it confusing and some were very difficult to follow, sometimes style and quality of recording made chapters and sections difficult to understand.
If using earphones, a few chapters go from quiet to Very Loud, be aware.
February 28, 2010 Subject:
To good a book
This Book is to good to be read the way it is on this reading. English is the second or third language for some of the readers. The diction is horrible in some chapters. Before you download listen to chapter 30 as a sample. There are a few outstanding readers but whole chapters are lost because of others.
November 12, 2009 Subject:
Great Book...could use better readers
The book is fantastic. Be warned that there are many readers, some with thick accents that make some chapters harder to understand.